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John S. (jshann) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Originally from Louisiana, I enjoyed camping in my Boy Scouting days and eventually became an Eagle Scout. Many years later (2002), I discovered backpacking after going on an REI multisport trip to Alaska. My first backpack was to Grand Canyon, and I was hooked!
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Don't Tas' them bro!
I don't think you will ever see tasers used on large animals, and I don't think they should be used in many situations on humans. Law enforcement is abusing the Taser and killing people in ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » a Tasar Gun for Black Bear Protection?
January 06, 3:22pm

Re: Re: Missing Hiker in GA

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » FYI missing hiker in GA
January 05, 7:30pm

Re: wb?

In Chaff » Practical Backpacking: Does anyone use it?
January 05, 8:39am

Re: Call me crazy
Not really. I was a 3.51 or so until I didn't renew my subscription. That whole first number is nothing more than how many years you have paid them money...a silly way to "rank" anyon...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Continue with BPL Membership?
January 04, 6:31pm

Re: To each his own?
I often wonder how many posting those low weight gear lists have ever used them. Or are they really even telling the truth? Do you think people fib when it comes to gear lists? I think some do fib.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Continue with BPL Membership?
January 04, 3:11pm

Re: Yet Another Bad Situation
If that guy harmed the female hiker, I hope they string him up by his you-know-what >:(

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
January 03, 3:07pm

Re: Member Search
1. Go to 2. Type in "member name" ex: steven evans leave off quotes and it will give many/most of their posts.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Member Search
January 02, 3:18pm

Re: Purogene: Possible Aqua Mira Replacement?
Don't forget that Potable Aqua now makes chlorine dioxide in tablet form, probably a little cheaper than Katadyn Micropur.

In GEAR » Purogene: Possible Aqua Mira Replacement?
January 01, 6:29am

Re: Personality profile of a light weight backpacker?
Gender: Male Age: Early 40's Personal Status: Single Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian, irish/cajun hybrid Occupation: Physician Location: North Texas, originally from Louisiana Pre-O...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is the personality profile of a light weight backpacker?
December 31, 10:22am

Re: Re: Re: Golite Venture 20 Bag
Not exactly light though at 34 ounces for a 20 degree bag.

In Gear Deals » Golite Venture 20 Bag
December 27, 8:02am

All Reader Reviews by John S.

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GoLite Dawn
I have had this pack for several years and have taken it on multiple backpacks ranging from 2 days to 6 days. My pack weights have been over 15 pounds a few times with no problems. The materials and w...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 12:05pm